For some time, surround sounds have been synonymous with full-sized speakers in the theatres. That perception finally changed, when Creative Technology (Creative) made waves with the release of Super X-Fi – a dongle that recreates three-dimensional audio when plugged into any audio source. The new technology seeks to transform how one can enjoy realistic audio, even on the move, without having to burn pockets for expensive surround sound systems.
HUAT AH! Shares Investment wishes our dear readers a prosperous Chinese New Year! As with Chinese beliefs, saying or doing good things would help to spruce up our “luck” during this festive period. From sporting the colour red to decorating our houses with Pussy Willow, we all wish to usher in a bountiful year ahead.
The past few months had been a tumultuous period for investors. After the Federal Reserve hiked interest rate again on 18 December 2018, investors have been exiting the stock market in droves. The problem was f...
2018 has not been the best year for investors. After one of the longest bull run in stock market history, US equities are leading global stock market into a bear market. It should not come as a surprise though, given the increasingly uncertain geopolitical landscape.
At the end of October 2018, Cityneon Holdings (Cityneon) – one of Shares Investment’s favourite companies, saw an offer from West Knighton to take the company private. West Knighton, a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by Cityneon’s chief executive officer Ron Tan and Hong Kong entrepreneur and investor Johnson Ko, launched a privatisation offer for Cityneon at $1.30 per share, valuing the company at about $318 million.
Since the start of 2018, Singapore Medical Group has caught the attention of Shares Investment with its strong growth. However, despite another splendid quarter this earnings season, the stock continues to trail lower. At the time of writing, the stock of Singmedical had shed almost another 10 percent to trade at $0.40 per share, falling from $0.44 when we last reviewed the stock in August.
What the Oracle of Omaha meant was that when market conditions are easy and favourable, businesses thrive and stock markets rise.
Fueling China’s transition from an export-led economy to one driven by domestic consumption is none other than the free-spending younger generation of Chinese consumers that are growing in size. With rising income, China’s middle-class is growing at an unprecedented pace even beyond the largest cities. The contemporary Chinese consumers are no longer just buying to meet their daily needs. In a big part, higher education has also shaped the way how today’s Chinese consumers spend.
There is an adage that says: “Bull markets do not die of old age but ended by recessions”. As we sit today on 25 October 2018, following the US market’s plunge overnight, the local benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) broke below 3,000 points. Since peaking in April this year, the STI has been trending downwards on weakness. At the current level, STI just needs to shed another three percent to officially enter bear territory.
On 11 September 2018, OUE announced the disposal of the office components of mixed-used development OUE Downtown, comprising two high-rise office towers – 50-storey OUE Downtown 1 and 37-storey OUE Downtown 2 - to OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (OUECR). To fund this proposed purchase, OUECR intends to undertake a combination of debt financing of $361.6 million as well as rights issue to unitholders at 83 rights units for every 100 units held to raise gross proceeds of $587.5 million.